Selena Gomez is taking a rumored break from her on-again, off-again boyfriend, singer Justin Bieber, and doing so Down Under with some of her friends.
As rumors continue to swirl with regards to what may have happened in the weeks leading up to Gomez and Bieber's latest split, the 25-year-old singer has been spending time with a number of others, including a man named Johnny Rays.
On March 19, Elle magazine shared a number of photos of Gomez and Rays spending time with one another aboard a yacht in Sydney, Australia and in the images, the two friends appeared to be acting quite flirtatious. In one particular photo, they were even caught embracing one another.
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According to the report, Rays works for Hillsong church, which both Gomez and Bieber are known to frequent, as a brand manager for their band, Young & Free.
While Gomez and Bieber were seen attending church with one another in Los Angeles earlier this week, they haven't been seen outside of the venue for weeks and recently, Gomez spent time back home in Texas.
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Last week, an insider told E! News that Gomez wanted to get out of Los Angeles to recharge.
She and Bieber are "still in contact," the source said, adding that their current break is "likely not the end" of their relationship.
"She wanted some time to clear her head and get away before figuring out what's coming next," the source added.
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Gomez and Bieber's reported issues were said to have begun earlier this month, ahead of his birthday festivities. As the E! News source explained, Gomez was hoping to see her boyfriend settle down and enjoy a private, quiet night with her. Meanwhile, Bieber chose to instead celebrate with his guy friends with a big meal and a fun day out at a go-cart park.
As fans well know, Bieber used to be known for his wild ways but recently, he seems to have majorly tamed his behavior. That said, his new lifestyle doesn't seem to be enough to keep his relationship with Gomez in a good place and now, it's hard to say what exactly is happening between them.